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7 2012 1st-Round Draft Picks Who Will Be Outshined by 2nd-Round Picks

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7 2012 1st-Round Draft Picks Who Will Be Outshined by 2nd-Round Picks
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Not all first-round NBA draft picks excel early in their careers, and there is a group of 2012 first-round selections who will be upstaged by overachieving second-round picks.

There are a few savvy second-round rookies that are ready to outclass their younger, higher-picked counterparts.

It doesn't necessarily mean that the first-round stars are bad, it's just that certain second-round picks are smarter, more complete players.

In addition, there are some first-round rookies who are simply in a tougher spot roster-wise, and they'll be outshined by later picks who take advantage of better situations.

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